This past week, I’ve been taking a Saga nishiki (also: saganishiki) workshop with Mihoko Karaki. It’s a Japanese weaving technique that uses a gilded or lacquered rice-paper warp, and a silk weft. The design possibilities are AMAZING. The technique is uniquely Japanese, and is used traditionally to make handbags, jewelry, obis, and special shoes. This [Continue]
I’ve been reading up on a style of embroidery called silk shading, thread painting, or needle painting. It’s a fairly realistic rendering style, using fine threads of silk or cotton. This is more of a needle sketch, than a needle painting… I wanted to see if I could render this stargazer petal in silk. The [Continue]
My segment of HGTV’s That’s Clever is going to air TOMORROW! It will be on FRIDAY Jan. 5, at 1 PM ET/PT – which means it airs at 1 on the East Coast, noon Central, and there’s a separate feed that airs later on the West Coast. I’m not sure what happens for the folks [Continue]
I was selected as Fiber Femmes Fiber Fellow of the Year! Thanks to everyone who voted for me!
Note: this is a record of my dream from this morning. It includes material, including descriptions of gay sexual content, that may be objectionable to some people. If this would be likely to upset you, please don’t click through to read it. Dream 20070102, 6:05 AM: